Homemade Foot Detox

Within reason and limit, I try to do natural things that are naturally good for my body.  When I can find something really good for myself that I can do inexpensively from home, I get so excited.  This homemade foot detox bath is one of them.  The ions in the salt work as magnets to draw toxins through the skin of your feet out of your body into the foot soak water.

I love this recipe so much I have made up individual pouches and 3 time use jars of the mix to giveaway to friends and family as gifts.

Here is what you do:


1 Cup Sea Salt

1 Cup Epsom Salt

2 Cups Baking Soda

You mix all the dry ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  When you are ready to use, measure out 1/4 cup of mixture and add to hot water.  The water should be as hot as  you can comfortably stand.  Leave your feet soaking for 30 minutes.  Periodically keep adding hot water to the bath.

After the thirty minutes are up, dry feet then wash with warm soapy water, dry again then brush the bottoms of feet with a natural fiber foot brush.  Only use 100% aloe vera after you are finished.  Lotions with additives will leech impurities back into your system after a foot detox.

This detox should be done daily for one week.  Then twice a week for 30 days.  Then once a week for regular maintainance.

Do you know of any natural cleanses or soaks that are good for your health?

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  1. What a beautiful idea, and so simple! I shall try this detox this coming week, I am sure that it will help with some of my stress as well!

  2. Another great idea for Christmas this year, also found a baker’s dozen bean soup mix earlier this week! And it’s so simple & natural! I’d love to invite you to share this on my link up Healthy 2day Wednesdays this week & every week you have a post to share! Blessings! :)

  3. This is great, what a special treat. I know my feet, will thank you. And thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul.

  4. What does it detox, from your body?

    • It takes out toxins and metals from your body by pulling them out of the skin in your feet. The charged ions in the detox pulls them through.

  5. Does the water turn black when you do it?

  6. Shannon says:

    Can you tell me if this is safe to do while breastfeeding (over a year old, if that makes a difference)?

    • I’m no physician :) But, I don’t think this would hurt anything. You aren’t putting anything into your body at all. And the ingredients you are using are all natural. Especially if you use aluminum free baking soda.

  7. Thanks for this recipe! I made it and have used it 3x. The first time I thought it felt great, my skin was so soft, but could not tell if anything was detoxed out of me. Then I forgot to do it for a few days and did it night before last and last night – both times the water stank like bleach when I was done soaking. The water or my feet did not have an odor when I started. It freaked me out at first, but then I remembered a friend of mine did the ionic foot detoxes where the water turns color and she said after a few of those it stank like bleach also. Weird!

    • LOL it makes my feet feel great, too. It’s natural products so I figure, it can’t hurt, right? :)

  8. Do you think it would work to add essential oils to this foot detox? I have eucalyptus oil that I think would work nicely.

  9. Janet Smith says:

    Thanks for this recipe…I am going to try it! I make my own lotions because I have sensitive skin. I have several recipes that I like. Most are a butter like consistency. They are very easy!!! Find an old blender at a garage sale or buy one to use just for lotions…There are recipes all over the internet and find what works for you.

    I make a Coconut Oil and Aloe Gel Mousse. I use it for my face and body when I am not suing my favorite lotion… It could be used on feet—coconut oil has antiviral and antibacterial properties..and I do another one which is Jojoba and Aloe gel Mousse. I think the butter lotion would be great for this too.

    Going to try this!!! Thanks, Jan

  10. Melissa says:

    Getting a foot rub, or doing one on yourself first will loosen the junk. I’d also drink quite a but of water afterward, as that will be drawn out as well.

  11. I was wondering if anyone could answer, could this be used as an all body bath?


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